"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life define yourself."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."Harvey Fierstein on Robert Frost
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."Harvey Fierstein on Buddha
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."Harvey Fierstein on Will Smith
"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."Harvey Fierstein on Sai Baba
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."Harvey Fierstein on George Bernard Shaw
"Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate."
"Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it."
"My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives."
"What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don't change."
"In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things."
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